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How to Work Part-Time in Yachting

job hunting Mar 30, 2021

So, you’re ready to live the life of a freelance yacht crew. No long-term liveaboard jobs, no drama, just flexibility and cash.

It sounds like a dream -- but what is it REALLY like?


Today we’re digging into the pros and cons of working as a freelancer in yachting, and what you can expect - so you can know whether a freelancing career is right for you!

 

What Is It?

 

First, let’s take a look at what freelancing means in the yachting world. A freelance job can...

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How to Create a Killer Yachting CV

job hunting Mar 22, 2021

So when you’re getting started in the superyacht world, you might not know how to set yourself apart from the rest of the candidates.

 

After all, so many people want to explore the world’s amazing nautical destinations - while getting paid! It can be hard to stand out among other entry-level applicants.

  

Here at FreshYacht, we give you the training and knowledge you need to break into a superyacht career. Today’s post will take you through 3 key things you...

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Find a Yacht Job at the Palm Beach Boat Show 2021

job hunting Mar 16, 2021

It's official! Palm Beach city officials just approved the plan for The Palm Beach Boat Show to go ahead this year -  and it’s a perfect place to find your first yachting job!

 

This year the show will take place March 25th - 28th and feature more than $1.2 billion worth of yachts.

 

Last year the show was canceled due to COVID but will go ahead this year with increased safety measures in place.

 

First, the show will be completely ticketless, masks will be...

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What’s Happening In Yachting This Summer?

Uncategorized Mar 09, 2021

With the major changes that have hit the travel industry over the past year, we thought it would be fun to share with you today a peek into what’s going on in the yachting industry - and why it’s the absolute best time to get hired as yacht crew!

 

“Normal” travel may look different than ever before, with many hospitality jobs lost as people have hit pause on regular travel. But the charter yacht industry is on fire!

Here’s why:

 

Safe Spaces

 

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What's the Best Size Yacht For Your Cooking Skills?

chef Mar 03, 2021

Small, medium, or large?

 

Wearing the wrong size clothes can be uncomfortable, impractical, or downright impossible - and choosing a chef position on a yacht size that’s mismatched to your skills and experience can be equally frustrating.

Today we’re diving into the three levels of chef positions on superyachts -- the requirements of each size yacht, and the other ways you’ll know which is the best fit for you!

 

Start Small

 

Small private yachts -- usually...

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A Covid Career Shift - How One Woman Launched Her New Career as a Superyacht Chef

chef Feb 21, 2021

One of our favorite things here at FreshYacht is sharing success stories from our students!

 

Today, we’re talking with Vicky. She launched her superyacht chef career (in 2020, no less) after completing our course Superyacht Chef Academy, and has not looked back since.

 

If you’re on the fence about making a career change or feeling paralyzed by the need to learn about a new industry, Vicky’s story should inspire you to make the leap!

 

FY: Vicky, tell us a...

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Transitioning from the Hospitality Industry to Yachting During COVID

Uncategorized Feb 16, 2021

Hot Jobs For Hospitality Veterans - Why Yachting Is For You

 

Are you one of the nearly 5 million people who lost a restaurant job during the COVID pandemic, as reported by the New York Times?

 

Maybe you didn’t lose your job, but you’ve had reduced hours or income as a result of the past year.

 

Or, you’ve been scared by what’s happened and you don’t think your career is a safe long-term place to be anymore.

 

No matter what’s brought...

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6 Reasons to Be a Yacht Chef During Covid

chef Feb 08, 2021

Do you have cooking skills? Have you thought about working on yachts as a chef?

A yacht chef job is an incredible opportunity to use your cooking skills to travel the world safely, while quickly improving your finances.

In today's world with COVID lockdowns and restaurant closures, a superyacht job allows you to use your cooking experience and travel in a safe bubble. The nature of yachting is an isolated environment making it a perfect vacation destination for the guests.

Typically,...

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How Yachting Beginners Landed Their First Job

Uncategorized Jan 12, 2021
Are you excited about the prospect of a superyacht job -- but worried you don’t have the right background?

 

Does your CV look a little thin? Not sure how your previous work experience is relevant on a yacht?

 

That’s okay! The good news is, many people have made the jump from “land life” to superyacht life -- and you can do the same!

 

Here are some of the best tips we’ve collected over the years on how you can write a CV that stands out -- and...

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Tracy's Most Popular Holiday Recipe for Giving (or stealing)

Uncategorized Dec 01, 2020

These Pecan Diamond bars are hands down one of the most popular cookies I have ever made.

 

For many years I had a position as chef at a private, fly-in fishing lodge in the Canadian Arctic. All provisions needed to be flown in at great expense, so food was valuable and not easily replaced.

  

 

In July the Arctic has 24 hours of sunlight - so plenty of time for lake trout fishing after the workday.

The far north of Canada has some of the biggest lake trout in the...

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